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Fri
07
Sep

Marijuana advocates urge NY to make it legal, affordable

Marijuana advocates told a New York panel considering legalization that it should be affordable and accessible to everyone rather than enriching corporate producers and state tax coffers.

Of about 30 people who spoke at the first of 15 "listening sessions" on legalizing recreational marijuana Wednesday evening, most touted its therapeutic qualities and many advocated letting people grow their own. A few spoke against legalization, citing potential adverse health effects.

Marijuana will be a big issue when lawmakers return to Albany in January. In July, state health officials recommended legalizing recreational marijuana in a 74-page report that estimated it could generate nearly $700 million in tax revenues for the state.

Fri
07
Sep

New York City’s Higher Standards elevates the head shop experience

New York’s Chelsea Market just got a lot greener.

Shacked up in New York City’s bustling indoor Chelsea Market, head shop Higher Standards blends in with the other upscale stores selling designer eyewear, vegan sushi, and swanky hot sauce.

And keeping up with its classy neighbors, the Higher Standards flagship store offers its customers an elevated head shop experience catered to their curiosity.

Thu
06
Sep

Oklahoma: Numbers suggest medical cannabis supply could exceed demand

It is now legal, and it appears there is enthusiasm for medicinal marijuana in Oklahoma.

Only a few days after the state began accepting commercial license requests, more than 1,100 applications to grow, process or dispense marijuana were crammed into the mailbox of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority within the State Department of Health.

Given the early numbers, supply would exceed demand. By Aug. 31, the state had received just 2,200 patient and caregiver license applications to use medicinal marijuana. Of those, 844 were already approved, but only 45 commercial applications had been processed. Random people visiting downtown who spoke to the Tahlequah Daily Press Wednesday said they were ready to see medicinal marijuana in action.

Thu
06
Sep

New legislation could increase veteran access to medical marijuana

A new bill introduced to Congress Wednesday could give veterans easier access to medical marijuana in states where it is legal. The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, introduced by Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), would allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to prescribe the drug to ease pain or symptoms of PTSD.

Thu
06
Sep

Federal lawyer asks B.C. judge to toss experts' reports on medical marijuana

City of Vancouver has applied for court injunction against unlicensed marijuana dispensaries.

A lawyer for the federal government is asking the B.C. Supreme Court to reject the reports of three doctors and a criminologist she argues are either unqualified or biased in favour of medical marijuana dispensaries fighting to stay open in Vancouver.

Andrea Gatti said the reports solicited by lawyers for dispensary operators should be tossed as Vancouver seeks an injunction to shut down the unlicensed facilities.

Thu
06
Sep

THC from marijuana stays in breast milk for up to 6 Days

Researchers say breastfeeding mothers need to know the potential health consequences of marijuana on their babies. Women who breastfeed their babies and use marijuana should know the drug can stay in their breast milk for almost a week.

Thu
06
Sep

Why Tilray, Inc. is setting record highs again today

Investors continue scooping up shares of the marijuana grower, in anticipation of what could be just around the corner.

Shares of Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY) were up 20.8% as of 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, marking the second consecutive day this week of double-digit gains and setting another record high for the stock.

Tilray didn't make any announcements that would cause its stock to rise, so what was behind the big move? You can probably chalk it up to continued buying by institutional investors. Trading volume for Tilray was more than three times heavier than average.

Thu
06
Sep

Missouri will vote on medical marijuana this November

All three ballot measures would legalize, regulate and tax medical cannabis, with some key differences.

On November 6, Missouri voters won’t just have a choice between prohibition and legal medical cannabis — they’ll get to choose among three different legalization measures, each of which takes its own approach toward a regulated and taxed cannabis industry. All three bills received certification from the Secretary of State’s office last week. Now, they’ll have to survive one more week of a 10-day interval in which those opposed can legally challenge the bills. If they do survive, they’ll end up on the ballot and Missouri voters will have their pick.

Thu
06
Sep

Can cats and dogs help reverse marijuana's stigma?

Ask any new cannabis user how they came to try, then embrace the drug, and their answers may surprise you. More often than I would have ever imagined, pet owners tell me, “I tried it on my dog, first, then began to use it myself.” I don’t know what that says about the owner’s relationship with the dog, but results suggest it’s a reasonable experiment nonetheless.

The justification for dosing pets with measured amounts of medical marijuana is similar to the reasons humans consume the drug. For many, conventional medications either don’t work, are addictive, or have bad side effects. For certain ailments, cannabis products serve as an alternative to conventional medicine delivering many of the same or greater benefits without the side effects.

Thu
06
Sep

Microdosing cannabis: Here’s everything you need to know

Smaller doses could mean huge results.

Safety concerns, tact, and stigmatization can prevent many people from catching a buzz at work, and in many cases that’s understandable. Microdosing cannabis can give consumers access to the benefits of THC and CBD, but without the psychoactive effects or feeling “stoned”. More and more cannabis companies are producing options for those interested in microdosing, even huge players like DaVinci, with their new MIQRO vaporizer, are acknowledging the growing interest in microdosing cannabis.

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